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Looking out my front window

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Perspective in Landscape Drawing taught by Patrick Connors

Master linear perspective and learn to draw landscapes accurately using simple tools and classic techniques.

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Category Drawing
Type Drawing
Subject Landscape
Material Graphite
Style Realist
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This is my first drawing which I did looking out my front window because it is about -20 degrees outside. The sketch is on a 9x12 piece of paper and I used an HB pencil.

12/12/2013 Flag

Hello carol_ker2467081, Welcome to Perspective in Landscape Drawing. Congratulations on a fine linear description of your immediate neighborhood. Also, thank you for the information given and the reference image. The first impression is that the depiction is a bit too large for the size of the paper, This is a matter of scale that effects not only the spatial "reading" but the composition as well. In future drawings, you may wish to consider making the houses a little smaller so that the spatial structure is better conveyed. On the other hand, the elements [houses] are scaled to one another and so the reading of the distance from foreground to distance is very good. Last you will find in the next exercise that the "eye-level line" will give you a great deal of information in how to orient the houses, or for that matter, anything in your drawing.

12/12/2013 Flag

[criticism continued] For example, on the right house, partially seen, the lines for the window's top and bottom and the house siding are going up and do not confirm you other descriptions of the ground plane. An eye-level line will give you a better idea of where those line should converge and therefore confirm the ground plane's projection in space. I look forward to seeing the posting of your next drawing.

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